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Behind the team

  Ever wondered what it takes to run a leather goods brand? Sales, marketing, customer service, PR, content, social media, finance and accounting, logistics and last but certainly not least: design and craftsmanship. Most modern leather goods brands that you see coming past on your social media feeds, Google, or on your shopping in the city, have a large scale team for everything. A team in charge of marketing, a team for customer service, a department for finance, PR, design and logistics. But almost all of them have one thing in common: They outsource the craftsmanship and manufacturing of their designs to a third party. What many people might not know is that at Karu Atelier we are actually just...

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Pay in instalments with Partial.ly

Did you ever want to buy something from us, but it just did not fit into your budget for that month? Sometimes we just need to have something right now, but we would rather pay for it over a set period of time, instead of spending it all at once. Partial.ly payment plans let you spread payment to match your budget. No credit check or lengthy forms and 0% interest. Easy!  

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Karu Atelier - A story of craftsmanship

As we strive for high-end quality, craftsmanship is one of the key pillars that Karu is firmly placed upon. We have chosen to keep the entire process in-house. All our bags and accessories are made entirely by hand in our own atelier, from the very first drawings and concepts, to the hand-stitched, finished product. Read more to find out how are bags are made!  

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Our premium vegetable tanned leather

WE ONLY USES THE VERY BEST, FULL-GRAIN, VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER. At Karu we care deeply about sustainability, both environmental, as well as social. And because we are committed to only using the very best quality materials available, we strictly use organic, full-grain vegetable tanned leather from our chosen Artisanal tannery. This tannery is one of the remaining 5% of tanneries in the world, that strictly use vegetable tanning methods to produce their leather, and their process is certified non-toxic and organic. They exclusively source their hides from their local agricultural industry, and no animal is used just for its hide. When leather is vegetable tanned, it means that the leather is prepared using only plant and tree extracts, opposed to...

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A little leather history lesson...

When choosing your next leather bag or accessory, there are two main things that you need to inform yourself about: The type and quality of the leather.  The craftsmanship behind it. In our next few blog post we will take you on the journey of our craftsmanship, but first we would like to tell you the story of leather.  A little history about leather... To understand how truly special our leather is, you need know a little more about the history of leather.  The earliest references to tanning (preserving the animal hides) appear around 8,000 BC - These pioneers of leather tanning scraped the hair from the hide and then treated it with urine or brains to preserve and soften the...

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